Savor the Moment
Laurel McBane designs and bakes wedding cakes. She and her three best friends own Vows, a wedding planning company. They own beautiful property to host weddings, Mac is the photographer, Emma does the flowers, and Parker coordinates everything.
Laurel has declared a moretorium from men. Her recent past relationships were busts. Of course, that could be because she's been in love with Parker's brother, Del Brown, most of her life. No one knows. Del is as connected to them as the women. He is thier lawyer and feels he must protect them all. The four women are "his girls". Laurel wants to be more than that. One day Del stops by and is teasing her. She's already irritated and has had enough. She takes out her irritation by giving him a hot kiss.
Del is surprised. He also knows he's willing to try changing the rules of their relationship. After taking her new Prada shoes hostage, Del proposes they try dating but no sex (as hard as it may be after that first kiss) for a month and see where they are. Laurel agrees. Now all their friends are watching them, including Mac's fiancee Carter Del's best friend and Emma's fiancee Jack, and even their mechanic and new friend, Mal. Of course the bets start.
Laurel accepts the relationship as it is. They start having a great time and click well. They are good with their relationship changes. Laurel realizes her feelings are deeper than Del's, but she'll accept what they have. For now, anyway.
Nora Roberts' early books were published in the Silhouette romance series. The Bridal Quartet books hark back to those days. They are smart romances with no suspense. The reader knows from the beginning what will happen.
But that doesn't matter. Savor the Moment is funny, predictable, and smart. We keep up with the couples from the first two books and foreshadow the final book in the series. Laurel is a rounded character as a person although she is a bit wimpy in her relationship with Del as it grows. She's afraid of pushing him and instead misses the signals he gives. Even so, the final show down and connection is satisfying.
Two final comment - the cakes and desserts Laurel bakes sound wonderful. The decorating is detailed and personalized for each bride. She makes cupcakes, baclava, creme brulee, and many other temptimg delights. This book could have used some recipes in the back. And for you romantics, this is the perfect beach book.
Notice: Strong sexual content
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